posted on Jul, 4 2005 @ 01:22 PM
First let me say, LoD, that I am happy to see you are still active and around. I was worried about you for a while, but it seems like you've coped
Onwards with the subject matter... How do people with 140-200 IQ think?
I won't bore people with my IQ. Truthfully, it falls well into the range given, but honestly I could make up any number and post it to claim I was a
genius, and still be, myself, a complete idiot.
So on a brief tangent, let me applaud your choice of words in the title. Just because someone has 140+ IQ does not make them a genius, it means that
they were particularly good at tying point A to point B.
I myself do not consider myself a genius, though I consider the men I am descended from to be such. Those mad scientists are more accomplished that I
could ever hope to be, and have seen more in their lives than I likely ever will. They were veritable gods in the world of mental skills. I, on the
other hand, am just some guy who reads and writes too much.
However, since the title specifically relates to score, and not genius, it means I get to answer. Yay!
How do I think? It depends on the situation.
If I'm trying to make a decision on what I will do, or how I feel about something, I weigh it first against personal experience, and then against my
logical, ethical, moral, and spiritual belief systems (in that order).
If I'm trying to decide if one side of an argument is correct, then I go strictly by the amount of evidence available.
If I'm in a dangerous situation, I think first of preserving the safety of those I care for most, and then myself, and then I lead as many of the
sheep as I can to safer pastures. If it's just me, I learn as much as I can about the situation with what little time is available before taking
If I'm in an immediate crisis, such as work suddenly becoming nightmarishly swamped, or a car wreck, I take about five seconds to breathe, then ten
seconds to assign a mental list of priorities before taking action. Short of a life-threatening situation, there's always fifteen seconds to spare,
and hasty decisions lead to disasters.
If I'm in an argument, I first try to consider their side as closely as possible, to determine if it makes sense. If it doesn't, then I shower with
facts and/or personal experience to support my side. Then I appeal with logic. If logic fails, I attempt a passionate stance. If facts, experience,
logic, and passion all fail, I give the whole thing another go inside my head, and try to determine if there's any way I could be wrong, and that
they may be right. If I determine they are still wrong, and everything has failed, I generally write the whole incident off as a waste of my time.
I am Lazy. Very Lazy. I have used the meager mental skills given to me by genetics and god to find the path of least resistance through life. It's
worked out pretty well for me. Perhaps the only reason I am as fiscally sound as I am today is that I'm so lazy I didn't want to work for the rest
of my life, so I started making my money work for me instead. I still work, but it is with the knowledge that soon I will not need to, and I can live
off the fruits of my labor in peace, quiet, and above-all, idleness.